Fun and festive
balloons liven up a party and bring delight to our young readers.
ABALLOON is an inflatable flexible bag filled with gas such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen or air. Nowadays, balloons can be made from materials like rubber, latex, polychloroprene or nylon fabric.
Balloon artists or sometimes, clowns, twist and tie inflated tubular balloons into sculptures for giveaways at parties and events. Other than for decorative purposes, balloons are also used for publicity purposes at major events. Large balloons filled with hot air or buoyant gas (hydrogen or helium) have been used as flying machines since the 18th century.
Let’s read what Starchild readers have to share on the topic, Balloons:
Aidiel Danish Zulkfli, 11, wants many colourful balloons for his dream birthday bash. He wants to celebrate the happy occasion with his favourite cartoon character, SpongeBob, and his friends.
Colourful balloons are used for decoration on happy occasions like birthday parties and opening ceremonies. On special occasions, children sometimes get free balloons at shopping complexes, writes Lauryn Tan Zi Yi, six. “ There’s another type of balloons – hot air balloons. These big and colourful balloons can bring you high up in the air. You can see the beautiful rising sun and the city below. The rivers and houses appear so small from the air.”
Hot air balloons are amazing, says Ricardo Valentino Meyer, 12. “My cousin and I had a ride in a hot air balloon. It was sooo cool!”
Nicholas Hew Cheng Zhi, 10, says: “Hot air balloons come in different shapes and sizes. I hope to ride in a hot air balloon someday.”
Thanes Varma Deventran, seven, loves balloons very much. “My parents always buy me balloons. When I grow up and have a job, I will buy my mother a balloon bouquet for her birthday!”
Rhea Aneera Kaur, six, wants to make a balloon bouquet and give it to her sister on her birthday. “The balloons will have faces of each member of the family and they will be beautiful and colourful.”
Ivan Hew Cheng Xi , nine, writes: “I want to give away balloons for free to children. I hope they will like them and be happy.”
Nicole Khoo Wei Shan, nine, likes to play with balloons. “My friends and I sometimes hit the balloons to make them pop! For my birthday, I want to get a balloon cake! My dog Lucky will have a balloon, too!”
Up, up and away. That’s what Cheah Eileen, six, imagines of her dream house that will be carried up in the air by a bunch of colourful balloons.
“My family loves balloons and with this dream house, we can travel to many places and yet never miss our home!” writes Eileen who hopes to be a balloon designer when she grows up. “I can design many types of balloons for children to make them happy!”
Megan Hew Wei Xin, six, writes: “I love to blow balloons. I want to join a balloon blowing competition some day. I hope to blow the biggest balloon and win first prize in the competition!”
Shannon Mak Kar Yan, six, says: “I wish to have a balloon party. I would have special balloons that can fly my sister Zoe and I, and my best friend Natalie high up in the sky. The balloons will be in very special shapes and colours.”
She adds: “In the sky, we can play with birds and butterflies and explore the clouds. Zoe loves to eat apples and we can fly to the apple tree to pluck apples. We will have so much fun!”
“My friends and I like to go to the park because there is a clown who gives out balloons. My favourite balloon is red in colour,” writes Clarisse Ching Xuen Yen, five.
Low Qian Ru, eight, wants to go to the KLCC park on a sunny day and play with her balloons.
Sam Shien Hao, six, says his cousin sister Amanda loves balloons. “I would like to share my balloons with her. She will be very happy.”
“I like balloons with cartoon characters. If I have a party, I will give all my friends these special balloons with cartoon characters,” writes Bhuvenraj Ganesh, five.